Mahalia Jackson: Gospel Singer and Civil Rights Champion

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"Halie" Jackson grew up in poverty on the levees of New Orleans, hunting alligators for food along the Mississippi River with her brother Peter. But every Sunday young Mahalia sang proudly in the church choir -- the youngest member at age 5! Mahalia left school after eighth grade and worked as a maid to help support her family. However, her passion for singing her special brand of music known as "gospel" never wavered. Performing for royalty, presidents, and working closely with her friend Martin Luther King, the "Queen of Gospel" found special
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"Halie" Jackson grew up in poverty on the levees of New Orleans, hunting alligators for food along the Mississippi River with her brother Peter. But every Sunday young Mahalia sang proudly in the church choir -- the youngest member at age 5! Mahalia left school after eighth grade and worked as a maid to help support her family. However, her passion for singing her special brand of music known as "gospel" never wavered. Performing for royalty, presidents, and working closely with her friend Martin Luther King, the "Queen of Gospel" found special joy encouraging young African-Americans to follow their ambitions.
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“[The Young Patriots series] . . . is an outstanding contribution to children’s literature. Patria Press has successfully reintroduced America’s past with this fine series for children.” —The Review Zone
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433201561
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Series: Young Patriots Series
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: 19311 Blackstone
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.79 (w) x 6.72 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Meet the Author

Montrew Dunham is the author of James Whitcomb Riley, Young Poet and Langston Hughes, Young Black Poet. She lives in Downers Grove, Illinois. Cathy Morrison is the illustrator of Ignacio's Chair and the Young Patriots series. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and Picturebookartists.org. She lives in Denver, Colorado.

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Table of Contents

1 Early Days in New Orleans 1
2 A New Home 8
3 A Busy Day for Mahalia 15
4 A Trip to the Levee 25
5 From Church to Sugar Mill 30
6 A Christmas to Remember 39
7 No Business in Show Business 46
8 Joy and Sadness 54
9 Big Move to Chicago 62
10 Starting a Singing Career 70
11 Mahalia Sings as a Soloist 78
12 Only Gospel Singing 86
13 Singing My Own Way 93
What Happened Next? 101
Fun Facts About Mahalia Jackson 103
When Mahalia Jackson Lived 105
About the Author 106
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2012

    The best book

    My name is Mahalia but i thought it was good because it does teach history very good

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